Understanding Macro Magnification Ratio 1:1 and How It’s Calculated

Anyone interested in macro photography has seen – at least once,
that in order to achieve true macro, your subject must have a real life
reproduction size of at least 1:1 magnification ratio.

But what does that actually mean and how do you figure out
the actual magnification of your photo ?

Magnification is one of the main factors that determine
whether you captured a CloseUp, Macro or Micro shot.

The concept of magnification in photography can be confusing,
so I created a video in which I am explaining it in a simple way.

Accurate macro magnification measurements
are done without any cropping or digital zooming.
You can crop all you want after you are done with measuring
but not before, because it will give you inaccurate results.

 

Related posts:

How to measure macro magnification on a Mobile Phone

How to measure macro magnification – in Camera

How to measure macro magnification – in Photoshop

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